About my blog

Mom blogger, making a difference in the lives of her children by advocating social change for social good.

About Noemi Lardizabal-Dado, @momblogger:

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tributec.jpg The blog title, Touched by an Angel was inspired by my precious angel, Luijoe when he guided me towards the light at the end of the tunnel of despair (over his death).

I started this blog on February 24, 2006 with the initial focus on grief support in the Philippines but my blog has since evolved to cover a larger goalto advocate social change. Hence, my blog is not only about grief education or my grief recovery. Topics also include Advocacy work, Parenting, health, & family life recovery, marriage, social commentary and my thoughts and opinions about eventful or uneventful days.

I blog for three reasons:

1. Share my grief journey and recovery principles. Many wonderful things have been happening to me. Sharing the changes in my new normal after the death of a child is one way of reaching out to others. I offer hope that life can still continue on despite the pain and that pain is a wonderful teacher.

2. I blog as a platform for advocacy. My blog’s focus is on assisting and participating in advocacy groups that may reap the benefits of blogging. My efforts will not be in vain because these groups will be able to complement their grassroots efforts in advocating social change.

“Touched by An Angel” advocacy has five main goals that are close to my heart:

2.1 Promote The Compassionate Friends Philippines

      and reach out to bereaved family members who have lost a child. (

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      ). Through my experiences , this blog will hopefully educate family systems that

grief is not a taboo subject.

      Grief is not limited to persons who have lost through the death of a loved one. My recovery blog also seeks to reach out to all those who are grieving from these losses , that there is hope. Pain is our greatest teacher. Regardless of where the pain comes from, there are always lessons to be learned.

2.2 Promote the Filipina of the Future who deserves a more empowered, diverse image online. Multiple, complex, and whole. As co-founder of Filipina Images, I proudly refer to myself as a Filipina Mom Blogger. I am proudly Filipina.

More than comforting those who have lost a child and women empowerment, I also want to save lives and reduce child mortality. The last 3 goals aims to ensure public health and child survival.

2.3 Suicide Prevention is everybody’s business. Educate our community that suicide is a preventable public health problem in the Philippines. Suicide should no longer be considered a taboo topic, and that through raising awareness and educating the public, we can SAVE lives

2.4. Promote Breastfeeding. I want to be part in saving the lives of 16,000 Filipino every year and 1.5 million babies dying every year throughout the world, because they were not breastfed.

2.5.Participate in Child Survival and parenting activities. More than the sheer number of children’s lives wasted, the one thing more alarming is the fact that they could have actually been prevented. I want to be part of UNICEF’s 4th Millennium Development Goal (MDG4) which has the objective of decreasing mortality among infants and children below 5 years of age by 2015.

I will be able to achieve all of these goals and achieve social impact by writing about it in my blog and participating in events and activities relevant to the advocacy.

3. Provide social commentary where I share my opinion on politics and current affairs. It’s my hope to contribute to the country’s progress through my relevant views and opinions..

How I Started This Blog (Video)


Awards and Recognition

1st runner-up, #SINAG Financial Literacy Digital Journalism Awards, December 2014
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best blog for PUP Mabini Media Awards
Best Blog, 1st PUP Mabini Media Awards
February 13, 2014
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Winner, Best Website

Blogs Category
10th Philippine Web Awards
November 23, 2007
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blog awards

Winner, Best Website
Blogs Category
9th Philippine Web Awards
December 7, 2006

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family blog award
Globelines Broadband Family Blog Award
(in honor of family-oriented blogging)
2007 Philippine Blog Award
March 31, 2007

digital filipino web award
Winner, Blog- Personal Category
DigitalFilipino.com Web Awards 2007
April 27, 2007

Media Appearances and Mentions

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  • http://edzhstarblog.blogspot.com/ edz

    wow astig ka..hehe…

  • http://www.piejamarie.com Pie Jamarie

    Hi Noemi! I hope you can check out my post about you. You can check it out at http://www.piejamarie.com. Hope you like it. Again, thank you for sharing part of your life to me. God bless.

    Pie Jamaries last blog post..Noemi, my Life Coach

    • http://aboutmyrecovery.com Noemi

      I read it. Thank you for the kind words.

  • aileen

    hi noemi,

    I’m 37. A mom of 4 kids. this is my first time to read your blog….na inspire ako because i also loose a son. He’s my newborn, died of sepsis. Sabi nila kapabayaan daw ng ob ko. Ipinahiram lang sya sa amin for 7 days….then he passed away…..

    It’s been 3 months since then…..pero until now, i still have his baby cloths with me……Never ko pa na hinawakan or tiningnan ulit ang mga ito……Di pa yata ako nakaka-move on….

    Anyway, your story touches me. Buti ka pa, you have learned to accept the reality and it shows through your achievements in life!!!!!

    Good luck!


  • http://hannahmemorial.blogspot.com Raichel

    Hi Noemi,

    I found your blog by google searching. I lost my 6 year old daughter to an automobile accident in july of this year(2008). What you said is true, grief is not an option but misery is. I created a blog in memory of my daughter. http://hannahmemorial.blogspot.com. May God bless all the works of your hands.

    Raichels last blog post..Fear of Death.

  • bethvlim

    Keep on giving hope & inspiration, YOU ARE AN ANGEL!!!

  • ging

    you’re an inspiration. i chanced about your blog looking for the failon update. i am moved by your story and your path to recovery. i have a 1.5 yr old son and i can’t bear the thought of suddenly losing him. sometime while walking, naiisip ko yun and it scares me. tapos yesterday papasok ako ng office, nakita ko may lamay sa neighbor namin. i asked my mom kung sino ang sabi nya yun anak nung kapitbahay namin. the child had a complication at birth (exposed yun brain) kasi at na-wish ko lang feature sila. yun infant iniiwan nung nanay sa 6-yr old son na isa pag pumapasok yun nanay at minsan pa daw nakikita nilalanggam yun bata… i told my mom, iresponsable naman yun nanay na yun kasi how can a 6-yr old child care for an infant?!? anyway, i hope you can touch the heart of that mother and make her realize the true meaning of motherhood.

  • ging

    wow congrats on all the awards! keep it up! 🙂

  • ronnie james

    akomismo papatay sakapatid ko

  • ronnie james

    ako mismo ang magmamahal sa sarili kong bansa

  • http://jonsemjosh.blogspot.com The Colours of Life

    wow, you are really blessed with those awards. Im glad to be here.I will be back

    The Colours of Lifes last blog post..Life with Meaning

  • Lorna

    Reading your blog is truly inspiring. In so many ways we are connected. I had breast cancer and created a blog with the same name. My name is the name of your sister and I lost my twins on July 25th, 1985. I created my blog to help other Breast Cancer Survivors as you created your’s to help people deal with grief.

    Thank you so much for sharing your experience. Lorna S.

  • shaw

    Hello dearest in Christ,

    I am Mr Shaw.Benson, am from the UK and am here to make new friends
    and at the same time put up a job offer for whosoever may be
    interested… i and my wife are very busy people with our jobs and
    so we need someone who we can entrust the care of our son, and we are willing to pay the sum of 2,750 GB pounds for
    monthly and a weekly fee of 450 GB pounds for your upkeep.

    if you are interested in working for my family as our childcare giver,
    please kindly forward your RESUME/CV to me via email for verification
    and further communication.. ([email protected])

    i wait to see your CV soon ….

    God bless you
    Mrs Shaw.

  • http://ineduchange.webs.com David Danio Jr

    There are several reasons for what had happen to our life, I hope that by now you have already read the message that God would want to impart to you, of course its very difficult to loss love one, but having life going on to help and serve is a great privileged that anyone could have if they understand its purpose. God bless you more..

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003469722353 Shana

    That inghtis’s perfect for what I need. Thanks!